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Sunday shopping the frontline in France's work-life balance war

PARIS (Reuters) - Every Sunday in Paris, crowds of tourists clamber up the hill of Montmartre towards the whitewashed Sacre-Coeur Basilica, pausing by the clothing and gift stores that dot its cobbled streets. Full story

Omnicom CEO sees no major disposals in merger

PARIS (Reuters) - Omnicom Chief Executive John Wren said he did not expect the combined Publicis Omnicom Group to have to make major disposals as part of their merger. Full story

60 tons of Eiffel Tower trinkets seized in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - Paris police have seized 60 tons of miniature Eiffel Towers that black-market vendors were hoping to sell to tourists. Full story

Syria's opposition leaders lobby Paris for advanced weapons

PARIS (Reuters) - Syria's opposition coalition said on Tuesday it still did not have enough sophisticated weapons to turn the tide against forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and would try to convince Paris to provide more military help. Full story

Reflections on women and appearance

“So how do I look?” I used to desperately ask my husband during the early years of our marriage. This was usually after a marathon session in front of the bedroom mirror, with my trying on every dress in my wardrobe in a tempest of frustration and insecurity. Full story

Locks of love ruining Paris’ romantic bridges?

   As TODAY’s Jenna Wolfe reports, lover’s padlocks are weighing down some of Paris’ famed bridges, jeopardizing their structural integrity, according to Parisian officials.

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  At least 6 killed, dozens injured in France train crash

The derailment Friday in a Paris suburb, was France’s deadliest train accident in 25 years. NBC’s Keir Simmons reports.

  Deadly Train Derailment

A packed Friday night commuter train has derailed in a suburb outside of Paris. CNBC's Mandy Drury has the details.

  Parisian officials start politeness campaign

Tourism and commerce officials in Paris are distributing pamphlets to businesses to remind them that the economy is bad and happy tourists are more important than ever, encouraging them to be polite and friendly to counter the stereotype that Parisians are rude. NBC’s Michelle Kosinski reports.

  The Week Ahead: Happy 4th of July

CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories. A fashion show in Paris and a short week for Independence Day.

  Landmarks highlight Berlin's dark past

Paris has the Eiffel Tower, London has Big Ben and Berlin has the Brandenburg Gate. Modeled on the entrance to the Parthenon in Athens, the lankmark has come to symbolize German unity. NBC News' Andy Eckardt tours the attraction and visits Berlin's understated book burning memorial.

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A tourist boat travels on the Seine river past the 36, Quai des Orfevres, Paris headquarters of the criminal police, on the Ile de la Cite in Paris
A tourist boat travels on the Seine river past the 36, Quai des Orfevres, Paris headquarters of the criminal police, on the Ile de la Cite in Paris

A tourist boat travels on the Seine river past the 36, Quai des Orfevres, Paris headquarters of the criminal police, on the Ile de la Cite in Paris, July 31, 2013. The mythical headquarters of the Parisian Police Judiciaire will celebrate its centenary on August 1, 2013. REUTERS/Christian Hartman

A police boat makes its way on the Seine river past the 36, Quai des Orfevres, Paris headquarters of the criminal police, on the Ile de la Cite in Paris
A police boat makes its way on the Seine river past the 36, Quai des Orfevres, Paris headquarters of the criminal police, on the Ile de la Cite in Paris

A police boat makes its way on the Seine river past the 36, Quai des Orfevres, Paris headquarters of the criminal police, on the Ile de la Cite in Paris, July 31, 2013. The mythical headquarters of the Parisian Police Judiciaire will celebrate its centenary on August 1, 2013. REUTERS/Christian Ha

A police car is seen parked in front of the main entrance of the 36, Quai des Orfevres, Paris headquarters of the criminal police, on the Ile de la Cite in Paris
A police car is seen parked in front of the main entrance of the 36, Quai des Orfevres, Paris headquarters of the criminal police, on the Ile de la Cite in Paris

A police car is seen parked in front of the main entrance of the 36, Quai des Orfevres, Paris headquarters of the criminal police, on the Ile de la Cite in Paris, July 31, 2013. The mythical headquarters of the Parisian Police Judiciaire will celebrate its centenary on August 1, 2013. REUTERS/Chr

A general view shows the 36, Quai des Orfevres, Paris headquarters of the criminal police, on the Ile de la Cite in Paris
A general view shows the 36, Quai des Orfevres, Paris headquarters of the criminal police, on the Ile de la Cite in Paris

A general view shows the 36, Quai des Orfevres, Paris headquarters of the criminal police, on the Ile de la Cite in Paris, July 31, 2013. The mythical headquarters of the Parisian Police Judiciaire will celebrate its centenary on August 1, 2013. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann (FRANCE - Tags: CITYSCAP